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Macro to populate cells or allow for validation input

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EE Pros,

I have a Worksheet that has a 3 dropdown cells.  In the first cell, if you select "Consistently", then the other two cells identified, are auto. populated.  If "Consistently" is not selected, you can put any other choice from the list box in the cells.

That's it!  Much thanks in advance.

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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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Your request is not clear, at least to me.
Would you please elaborate it to let us know your exact requirement?
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by:Bright01
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Neeraj,  my apologies.

I have three cells where there are list box drop downs.  In the first cell (E8) you can select 6 different choices.  What I want a Macro to do is that if the first choice in the selection for E8, "Consistently", is selected, I want it to automatically place the choices for the other two boxes.  For F8, it would place "Achieve" in the box and for F10, "n/a".  IF "Consistently" is not selected for E8, then any dropdown selection can be choosen for all three boxes.

Does that make sense?

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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) earned 500 total points
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Place the following code on Sheet1 Module. To do that, right click the Sheet1 Tab --> View Code and place the following code into the opened code window.

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Target.CountLarge > 1 Then Exit Sub
If Target.Address(0, 0) = "E8" Then
    Application.EnableEvents = False
    Range("F8").Value = "ACHIEVE"
    Range("H8").Value = "n/a"
    Application.EnableEvents = True
End If
End Sub

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by:Bright01
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Neeraj,

You nailed it!  Thank you very much. Great job.  Works perfectly.

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by:Bright01
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Neeraj,

Quick question.  Let's say I need the same capability down the E column, say E8:E26, how would I set up the macro to adapt to choices in other E selections between that range?  In other words, if I went to E25 and selected "Consistently" in E25, how would I get it to properly populate the other F & H25 cells?

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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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You're welcome. Glad to help.

In that case replace the existing code with the following one...

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Target.CountLarge > 1 Then Exit Sub
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("E8:E26")) Is Nothing Then
    Application.EnableEvents = False
    Target.Offset(0, 1).Value = "ACHIEVE"
    Target.Offset(0, 3).Value = "n/a"
    Application.EnableEvents = True
End If
End Sub

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by:Bright01
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This works, but one small problem.  In the original ask, I had said, "if the first choice in the selection for E8, "Consistently", is selected...."  The way the macro is presently written, if any selection is made in E8:E26, it populates F8:26 with "Achieve".  It's only suppose to do that when "Consistently" is choosen in the E Cells.

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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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Ah.. okay got it.
Please try the below code.....
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Target.CountLarge > 1 Then Exit Sub
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("E8:E26")) Is Nothing Then
    If Target = "CONSISTENTLY" Then
        Application.EnableEvents = False
        Target.Offset(0, 1).Value = "ACHIEVE"
        Target.Offset(0, 3).Value = "n/a"
        Application.EnableEvents = True
    End If
End If
End Sub

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by:Bright01
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Thank you!  Now it works perfectly.

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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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You're welcome. :)
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